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Flight Test Engineer

Date: Sep 19, 2021

Location: Savannah, GA, US

Company: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Flight Test Engineer in  GAC Savannah

Unique Skills:

Looking for a self-motivated engineer to perform on-aircraft flight test and with the ability to complete complex technical tasks with little to no supervision.


Highly desired attributes:

  • Flight test experience

Desired attributes:

  • Experience testing aircraft in support of international or government programs
  • Experience testing flying qualities or avionics systems desired
  • Experience deriving instrumentation requirements for on-aircraft flight testing
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Aerospace or Mechanical engineering degree
  • Experience writing flight test plans and reports
  • Experience with data analysis 
  • Experience testing aircraft in support of international or government programs
  • Experience with 14 CFR Part 21, Part 25, or Part 33 regulations

Education and Experience Requirements:


Bachelor's Degree in technical related curriculum applicable to the respective job position or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. 5 years Flight Test engineering experience or 10 yrs broad eng experience in several technical disciplines. Experience credit considered for related adv degrees limited to 2 yrs for Masters, 4 yrs for PhD in fields applicable to this job. Flight Test Engineer Certification may offset one year of experience requirement.

Position Purpose:
Assists with the planning, coordination, test execution, and liaison to engineering supporting the development and production of Gulfstream products and services.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions: 1. Perform core roles and responsibilities with some oversight and direction applicable to the complexity of the testing 2. Support testing to including stability & control, flying qualities/characteristics, stall demonstration, performance, powerplant, mechanical systems, pneumatic systems, electrical systems, avionics, cooling/ventilation, icing, and cold/hot weather 3. Work with engineering and test pilots to define test points that are conducted on test aircraft 4. Definition of Instrumentation requirements and communication with instrumentation engineering group to support installation on aircraft to support test requirements 5. Definition of the aircraft configuration to support the on aircraft test 6. Tracks test points and updates pass/fail/repeat status 7. Supports on aircraft ground/flight testing as required. 8. Provides the judgment on acceptable test data during or post flight 9. Processing of data following a test flight to document test results 10. Development of flight test reports to show compliance with test requirements 11. Detailed test planning including mission plan, creating flight cards, configuration verification, and compiling appropriate restrictions and safety/hazard assessments 12. Prepare material and present for Test Readiness Review (TRR) to gain approval from stakeholders that system under test is ready to being ground/flight testing activities 13. Perform safety analysis and prepare material as required. for Safety Review Boards (SRB) to support test missions 14. Conducts flight test brief with flight ops and engineering 15. Provides the on airplane direction of test sequence and execution, relying on FT Analyst for acceptability of collected data with exceptions where this authority is delegated 16. Generates and transmits post flight test summary 17. Conducts debrief of test mission with test crew and engineering

Additional Functions: 1. Maintains a current knowledge of developments in the field of specialty and/or other related aircraft fields in order to recommend innovations to improve quality and effectiveness of company product 2. Actively works to improve daily processes and ensure all work meets customer (internal/external) requirements 3. Anticipates and resolves complex issues in creative and effective ways, developing standards and guides for diverse engineering activities Perform other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements: 1. The level of technical skill and abilities appropriate for this grade will be established by each discipline.

Additional Information

Requisition Number: 172421

Category: Engineering

Percentage of Travel: Up to 25%

Shift: First

Employment Type: Full-time

Posting End Date: 08/31/2021 


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled.



Gulfstream does not provide work visa sponsorship for this position, unless the applicant is a currently sponsored Gulfstream employee.


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